Mixed Media - Mixed Media: Photography, Digital Art
“Keeping a Good Eye Out for You”
“Keeping a Good Eye Out for You” is an abstract expressionist / figurative abstraction piece created right here in my studio in Asheville, North Carolina. It tells a story of an energetic "lookout cat" and invites you to add your interpretation. This narrative art in new media mixed media format – (such as combinations of pencil, ink, paint, photo work and textured applications) – often unfolds in a “collage” of color and texture. Whether on paper, canvas, or as a digital rendering, the result is “contemporary mixed media art” that celebrates nature with a nod to joie de vivre.
This image began as a photo of a cat who knows me ((=^:^=) and observes with good attention . After a quick sketch from the photo, the idea took shape on canvas –(acrylic)- later to be photographed once more. At that point, it evolved into modern contemporary -(new mixed media-) paintography. When I took a photo of the canvas and subjected it to the whims of my muse-(and computer)- in my studio in Asheville, North Carolina the result was this digital rendering
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Geek Art and Funky Greeting Cards
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Arts Fantastic World
FAA Portraits *Special Feature
Art Submissions to PKA
Bright Fluorescent Artworks
Digital Art and Photography
Out of the Ordinary
Abstract Geek and Sci Fi
THANK YOU for looking and considering my art work and images. Your time and your comments are prized! If you like to make text suggestions, please do contact me. Again, I appreciate your comments, social media support and future visits.
A NOTE FOR VIEWERS: THIS image was created “specifically” to send a message of caring. Possibly, it will be just the thing that works for you as you reach out to people to let them know you have them in your heart and prayers...AND/OR simply remind yourself that you care about you.
This greeting card is part of a series of Funny, Fantastic and Fun explorations. The series of graphics arrived one LATE night as I was working out a way to convey a message of solidarity where gentle humor somehow softens a life situation that is challenging. I wondered... how can one artist reach out to provide a "light moment" in times of distress? The bold and silly characters responded.
While this card may have been created in response to the distress of a viewers tell me that they have found it appropriate for many(not to serious) occasions. THANKS for your support by liking this piece! Remember, too that it might make a really nice poster . It IS available in many choices of sizes and formats and are available for your own custom-framing choices.
ZSANAN STUDIO NOTES:: I hope you will find a connection here - linger awhile, possibly start a conversation about the elements - spaces, lines, textures and rhythms or themes that speak to you. As we - each of us- (and also as a collection of living creatures) - face the fraught process of selection every day- may we find what is positive and possible.
Please do look for interpretations of outer/inner landscapes with a persistent focus on patterns and bold or unusual color. Photo and digital manipulation mostly NOT an accurate interpretation, seek to explore the essence of the subject - shapes, colors, forms, textures, layering and the overall gestalt – for an effect. Expect glimpses of reality from unusual perspectives and image-making prompted by nature.
ZSANAN STUDIO PHILOSOPHY: “NOT AN IMAGE BUT AN EXPERIENCE”--
As we - each of us- (and as a collection of living creatures) - face the fraught process of selection every day- may we find what is positive and possible.
"Perception is everything in art. The artist goal is to influence the viewer to see the world as the artist does. This can change the viewers mood, their mind, their outlook - even if only for a limited time." Lutz Baar
SYMBOLISM:: In this paintography piece, the juxtaposition of color with changing light symbolizes positive change through envisioning creative perspectives. Here the story of longing for connection highlights an impetus for change with compassion.
METHOD:: I create visual narratives from what is around me- make sketches into canvas work, then take a photo creating a mixed media digital rendering such as what you see in this piece. I reach out for the story and metaphor via texture, patterns, repetition - a feeling of lyrical abstraction of elements offering a sense of collaboration - a collection of concepts and forms taking shape.
BEHIND THE SCENES: When you visit my website or studio in Asheville, North Carolina – you may discover that I love to tell stories- visual stories. My narrative art, in mixed media – (pencil, ink, paint, photo work and textured applications) – often unfolds as a collage. There is an emphasis on color and texture, and hidden bits to surprise the viewer. Whether on paper, canvas, or as a digital rendering - “contemporary mixed media art” -the purpose, the raison d'être is to celebrate life.
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November 18th, 2017
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